Year 2

Welcome to Year 2!

This half term, our topic is all about explorers. Year 2 will become explorers of the classroom, as well as learning about 2 famous explorers: Amelia Earhart and Christopher Columbus.

In writing, we will be focusing on forming sentences correctly, remembering our capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.

In maths, our main focus will be on the place value of numbers to 100 and we will start to look at addition and subtraction. We would recommend using Hit the Button and Times Table Rockstars to practise number bonds and times tables.

There will also be a big history and geography focus this half term. We will be naming the 7 continents and 5 oceans and learning to recognise these on a map.

In science, we are learning about materials and absorbency – we even get to experiment with water!

We will also be starting our Little Wandle phonics journey. Please ask your child’s class teacher if you would like more information about this.

Reading Challenge

We’re all about developing a love of reading! Could you read your child’s library with them?

Creative Challenge

Can you design and make a backpack for an explorer? Think about all the different things they would need: binoculars, compass, water bottle and more.

Family Challenge:

Become explorers of your local area – what can you find? Could you visit Bowling Park to see what you can observe?